Sunday, 16 November 2008

Scenic Christmas Shopping

Decided this weekend I must get on with some Christmas shopping. On Friday night we went to the Metro centre. It was awful - so on Saturday we went off on a different track, Christmas shopping in Corbridge. The weather was mild and sunny so we enjoyed the walk across the bridge into the village. There aren't many places where you can find scenery like this to accompany your shopping.

In the village we had a lovely lunch and were able to get everything we had on our list. The only down side was the walk back across the bridge carrying all the parcels.

On Friday I started on the stitchery for the Friends Needle case. The fabric, Durham quilting collection by Lecien, is so lovely I bought another metre off the bolt. I think it will be another apron, watch this space.

Jenny has completed another of her crazy patchwork bags. This one for a friend who is crazy about frogs. The fabric is fab, Creatures and Critters by Amy Schimler and we didn't want to cover up the frogs, hence the small patchwork piece. We are getting quicker making the bags now, this one only took about an hour to stitch.

Finally this afternoon the weather was dry and sunny again so we set off to Ryton to walk by the river and check out the exhibits at The Christmas Art Tour at Ryton community centre. It was good to chat to Trish Turnbull who taught us how to do clippy and proggy mats at the Herb Patch a few weeks ago. We also enjoyed meeting Janet Rogers of crushed chilli who told us all about her hand made contemporary stained glass.
Happy Quilting xx


Anonymous said...

I envy you your shopping scenery so much that a friend and I decided to drive to Italy this weekend to do our Xmas shopping! I am also making those cute Xmas ornaments form the pattern I bought at Fat Quarters. I love the felt Xmas tree but the heart didn't work for me. I need to find a swiss adaptor for my sewing machine before I try them again. Love to all!

Anonymous said...

How was Harrogate? We had so much snow that we couldn't go to Italy.